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Europe correspondent at the Economist. Standing athwart my smoke detector, shouting "Stop!" Tweets do not represent anyone's opinion, possibly not even my own.

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@ThisAmsterdam And of course AirBnB.TIL that when racist activists attack laws that ban housing discrimination (banks giving worse mortgages to blacks… https://t.co/MzLGu9JEo0 @BDStanley Oh I'm not sure I agree. Her voice doesn't have a lot of high-low range, but I think what's going on her… https://t.co/E9OW26AhnW @cjcmichel I actually think it's fair to characterize "democratic control over the [economy]" as "socialism" withou… https://t.co/thcCRYVm0yIf @Dannythefink wants to learn more, we recently wrote about the incredible story of the group of Polish diplomats… https://t.co/S15sAvu0Xq
Retweeted by Matt BREAKING NEWS SteinglassAt least the Bangladeshi army finally understands why it was given those Javelin missiles.
Retweeted by Matt BREAKING NEWS Steinglass @Atticus59914029 Besides the values difference, Trump is not of the variety of crooks who “get things done”. Those… https://t.co/TEYrnkvt5uAmsterdam says every week it has 24 more “working homeless”: people with a job but no home. My theory: In the 1980s… https://t.co/oAPE8CJwIUwtf https://t.co/1ipGRaPzeLA few days ago Trump said he didn't know Lev Parnas and now there is a 90 MINUTE TAPE of Trump talking with Parnas over dinner
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1/26
2020
Is this where I get very upset over overreaching? https://t.co/9Recz4uH3i
Retweeted by Matt BREAKING NEWS Steinglass @stevenmazie @NPRKelly Seriously, at the next presser he holds someone should bring a big blank map of Africa and a… https://t.co/5VEkTLRozN.@NPRKelly thinks Ukraine is Bangladesh exactly as much as Pompeo is the finest diplomat in American history https://t.co/uGFa7e2skD
Retweeted by Matt BREAKING NEWS Steinglass @Frances_Coppola “Fleishman Is In Trouble” by Taffy Brodesser-Akner is spectacularly good so far (halfway through) @MollyQuell Tokarczuk, Drive Your Plow... Memorable but has some problems. I understand “Flights” is supposed to be great. @Frances_Coppola Oh I see, you mean the “increasingly stable government” part—I think there are parts of the countr… https://t.co/NH5lmiBtBI @FrontaalNaakt No, I finished that one Thursday @Frances_Coppola Well, actually, we do grow up being taught about the American Revolution and the Revolutionary War.Everyone needs to know: When the Trump defense talks about Ukrainian interference in the U.S. election, they are pe… https://t.co/tPIoSqB6MD
Retweeted by Matt BREAKING NEWS Steinglass @Frances_Coppola What on earth could “the American songbook” possibly even mean? Cultural conservatism leads people to very stupid places.The important thing to keep in mind here is that @NPRKelly is correct that Pompeo has lost the confidence and suppo… https://t.co/OVmXoG8fbUThe convenient thing about that final line in Pompeo’s dangerous statement is you know he’s lying about everything… https://t.co/5zcsQR0IGp
Retweeted by Matt BREAKING NEWS SteinglassThis week I read a novel by a Nobel Prize-winner and now am halfway through Tammy Brodesser-Akner’s “Fleishman Is I… https://t.co/c5uM9Z2EzuWith the #Holocaust Memorial day coming up (27 January, do follow @AuschwitzMuseum for more info), I wanted to shar… https://t.co/WVpdhx7VDz
Retweeted by Matt BREAKING NEWS SteinglassThis is the connection between democracy, the rule of law, and bicycles. https://t.co/YRydMPenS0 @wokalski @djasonpalmer Thanks, I’m very glad Poles find this meaningful and helpful.Wie zegt dat de politiek niets kan? Veertien jaar lang "niet voor de troepen uitlopen", heeft precies het verwachte… https://t.co/k3HUEUsmiJ
Retweeted by Matt BREAKING NEWS SteinglassIn case you missed it, video of the week: Dutch PM checks his bike into a big underground parking place. Attendant… https://t.co/dG7VeLEyf7
Retweeted by Matt BREAKING NEWS Steinglass @Muldrossi I think it may have been partly the rhetorical demands of the speech: it breaks up the flow to explain w… https://t.co/oS7NlMr7AH @page88 Both running and the rule of law are indeed awesome. Though I felt needlessly attacked when he dropped shade on Europe.Of course Schiff could reasonably argue that dissidents in repressive regimes can’t “look to Europe” because it is… https://t.co/SFZTzth7ctIt’s better and clearer to see America as a pioneer in what became a worldwide community of rule-of-law democracies… https://t.co/CJP739oM5s...is that it is a liberal democracy: procedural democracy, rule of law. America was a/the key early pioneer but now there are lots. /4American exceptionalism leads citizens to think there is something specially magical about Americanness that makes… https://t.co/i6TBgnG9aII get that US political culture preps its citizens for “we are the one true light” jingoism, but in the long run th… https://t.co/IarEDh92yG @RepAdamSchiff Wait. Why shouldn’t they look to Europe? EU has rule of law. European democracies are great, general… https://t.co/88hJoF7SoYSchiff grand oratory on why imprisoned dissidents look to America: “They’re not going to look to Russia. They’re no… https://t.co/czWsD5Ii88 @econjared You don’t think state inability to run deficits is a problem? @sbg1 @JaneMayerNYer Yes @willwilkinson She should have turned the map around afterwards and asked him to point to Moldova.
1/25
2020
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly says the following happened after the interview in which she asked some tough questions to… https://t.co/V3nSjsSVpq
Retweeted by Matt BREAKING NEWS SteinglassHere's part of Kelly's interview. https://t.co/LwzBl4mZOC
Retweeted by Matt BREAKING NEWS Steinglass @cjcmichel Fair point. The last time I was in the USSR, the winter before it collapsed, the family I stayed with di… https://t.co/8upLGAYMt8LOL, Fox reporting a "source" who says it's "clear" Trump wasn't serious when talking about taking out Yovanovitch… https://t.co/uRQDVwYbzE
Retweeted by Matt BREAKING NEWS SteinglassThe gangsters Trump pretended not to know convinced him in person to fire Yovanovitch so they could corrupt Ukraine… https://t.co/GsIepQzY1s
Retweeted by Matt BREAKING NEWS SteinglassIs er al een Sigrid Kaag-fanclub? Het wordt tijd. https://t.co/8oIgWqSeGs
Retweeted by Matt BREAKING NEWS SteinglassIf you haven't paid attention to what's happening to the judiciary in #Poland, now is really the time to do so https://t.co/eKvTc8Xq2s
Retweeted by Matt BREAKING NEWS SteinglassPoland’s ruling party has been nobbling the courts for years. @mattsteinglass tells “The Intelligence” the battle n… https://t.co/PmLi3IbjpI
Retweeted by Matt BREAKING NEWS Steinglass"Norman Spear" may be a problematic alias for convincing people your white-nationalist group isn't an FBI spearfish… https://t.co/UvstZScf35 @eroston @lanegreene Underrated tweet @jonfasman @lanegreene Full-on THC oil, I thinkLast night after we went to press, Poland's Sejm passed a bill that threatens to slice it off from EU law and cut a… https://t.co/61zJjFpJQF @matjhope Seems doable.Lunch with the @FT this week is with our former Deputy Editor - the force of nature that is Canadian Deputy PM… https://t.co/vPNAPnSFE2
Retweeted by Matt BREAKING NEWS Steinglass @bencoates1 @BicycleDutch Is there consistently articulated Dutch jurisprudence on what constitutes a punishable "i… https://t.co/L2uR4JtWiX @WZantinge My take is that it's the most important story in the world, but my writing partner has strong feelings about salmon.My writing partner and I are working on a piece about corruption https://t.co/cPn9uBuZ8E
1/24
2020
Top 3 EU🇪🇺countries: Denmark🇩🇰 Finland🇫🇮 Sweden🇸🇪. Bottom 3: Hungary🇭🇺, Romania🇷🇴 and Bulgaria🇧🇬. Biggest '18 >'19… https://t.co/a9fOeglUkr
Retweeted by Matt BREAKING NEWS SteinglassCaterpillars are packed with potassium, calcium and magnesium. 100 g provide a person with the required daily intak… https://t.co/hV8rMGzLHw
Retweeted by Matt BREAKING NEWS SteinglassThe black ledger conspiracy requires foreknowledge of the 2014 Maidan revolutionaries who overthrew Yanukovich that… https://t.co/U3CQQDkeVg
Retweeted by Matt BREAKING NEWS Steinglass @Eaterofsun What I got to ultimately is Charles Taylor. An Air Force officer in the US who became an incredibly ric… https://t.co/n0TVp6hXxb @Eaterofsun But I think that generally translates to "good athletes", who are still probably wealthier in rule-of-l… https://t.co/Lyxt2CQ2uR @Eaterofsun But with skills that are highly valued in anarchic or autocratic societies. So, perhaps someone very st… https://t.co/vffyNY7nRT @Eaterofsun ...what type of person is not rich in a society with rule of law, but would be rich in a society withou… https://t.co/g6k0HPM6VUEarlier today I said "rule of law is great, it makes us free, it makes us rich." @Eaterofsun correctly demurred it… https://t.co/Fz9FK8XyWV @vasabjit_b Yes, the ones getting caught now are just stupid, but a reasonable play might be that you need to start… https://t.co/DVDs43nZDrFirst piece now I am back in the US: https://t.co/uZFsfBYauY
Retweeted by Matt BREAKING NEWS SteinglassThe amazing thing about white nationalist terrorists is that they are threatening to blow up trains and kill randos… https://t.co/UxmAxWyLMrThread. Jeff Bezos, Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia, hacking https://t.co/lu3ciGeEujThe White House Correspondents' Association (@WHCA), which does *NOT* make credentialing decisions, confirms to me… https://t.co/eGqXIDH5kc
Retweeted by Matt BREAKING NEWS SteinglassSuu Kyi: Rohingyas are Muslim. Some terrorists are Muslim. Therefore all Rohingyas are terrorists World Court: No https://t.co/j9UK94ecBxCurious whether this will make any difference at all, even to the international news conversation. https://t.co/IyYElC0f8W
1/23
2020
The Hungarian playbook https://t.co/T3nOK15Bil
Retweeted by Matt BREAKING NEWS SteinglassHa ha, Japanese men are famously incapable of bonding with each other unless they have gotten shitfaced together, w… https://t.co/yulBZjp1kdSome personal news: my youth has died https://t.co/pB9juTUj5z @Noahpinion @beanerbastard Except for those who were not privileged to have involved parents @AliceFromQueens Looks like you're right, down from 18% in 2016 to 17.7% now, but in NL it's down over the long ter… https://t.co/mrXvXaFtIq @ngaphambbc Vietnam is an awful country for horses, this is animal cruelty. Unless they're planning to deploy only in Sapa and Ha Giang..Whoops 0.1% not 1%, deleting and replacing tweetInteresting for US single-payer debate: study finds Dutch all-private govt-subsidized “ultra-Obamacare for everyone… https://t.co/sAq5DU0Ake @JMSlagter Sorry no time to read study, but do you know how they decide it’s competition that is creating cost savi… https://t.co/xg9G5gmRrQ @bencoates1 9 or 10 depending on whether “pheasant” includes guinean fowl @Noahpinion @ScootsLiam @kiwigeostudent That is a good response because it makes no sense but appeals to exactly th… https://t.co/0uFu0M1Zc7Kirkwood’s “The Welkin”: Brilliant setup and first half, second half a mess despite the characters and staging stay… https://t.co/6N6Eac8VQN
1/22
2020
Hey America, how's your rule of law looking lately? Yeah, me neither https://t.co/v7DKvbP2nxIn the early 2000s German investment in railway system fell behind that of France. The new spending program announc… https://t.co/09IQhahN7d
Retweeted by Matt BREAKING NEWS Steinglass @Merrion I think one status-signal good they do consume and bid up the price on is elite university education. Unfo… https://t.co/xx4JKL03dt @eggandsperm Great idea actually--this is perfect @weberc2 @JustFollowingP3 I have no authority on this question, but I buy the argument that too much money is circu… https://t.co/VMs1tyDdGC @grove1798 That would have been true in the 1980s. Nowadays we have too much savings, capital is plentiful, and the… https://t.co/CaAjtkiZK9 @Merrion That sounds correct @JoshuaLivestro @Muldrossi I think that's true, but voters seem unwilling or unable to take a sufficiently aggressi… https://t.co/BmlERbNGfF @JoshuaLivestro My sense is that political parties keep volunteering this idea and losing elections, but certainly it's a good idea @Muldrossi @JoshuaLivestro The q that interests me is how you could get real wages rising faster for regular folks… https://t.co/K2GmoKP2FmOf course there have been cases of people being trafficked into modern #slavery, but a large number of #Vietnamese… https://t.co/XwyZbuefm8
Retweeted by Matt BREAKING NEWS Steinglass @JoshuaLivestro Well, they need to buy them. But I'd concentrate on services rather than manufacturing, less CO2; a… https://t.co/MQY1HL7bmF @Constanteyn1 Interessant gedachte. Harddrugs verbannen=nieuwe hoogbetaalde tak van de detailhandel voor laagopgele… https://t.co/zwsB6ck5ygThis morning I have a very unpopular hypothesis: the big problem with the economy is that the ultra-rich are not co… https://t.co/itrg4mcrXT @giulio_mattioli Maybe they meant flying a drone via internet while staying at home? I mean just staying at home is… https://t.co/oQyLIbRY9d @wishmaster_nl Ja, er zijn mensen die vinden dat vluchtelingen wel opgenomen moeten worden, maar boos zijn over het… https://t.co/0YjcOSkA7B
1/21
2020

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